Weekly Cricket Roundup – England vs. New Zealand Prediction 

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Welcome to the latest edition of Sports Hub’s Weekly Cricket Roundup, where we share our England vs. Zealand prediction for the fourth and final ODI. 

However, there is a whole lot more on this week’s menu. In addition to our England vs. New Zealand prediction, we go over all the latest cricket news, touch on Ben Stokes’ record-breaking innings, and highlight more cricket matches to bet on this week. 

If you’re a fan of cricket and you enjoy betting on cricket matches around the world, you have certainly come to the right place! 

Latest Cricket News – What’s Been Happening? 

It’s only right that we kick things off by talking about Ben Stokes’ remarkable innings against New Zealand on Wednesday. The iconic Englishman smashed 182 runs off 124 balls at the Oval, producing his country’s highest-ever individual ODI score. 

Stokes hit 15 fours and nine sixes on his way to making history, finishing with a strike rate of 146.77. Thanks to that innings, England thrashed New Zealand by 181 runs to take a 2-1 series lead into the fourth and final ODI. 

Over in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the 2023 Asia Cup is reaching its conclusion. India has already punched its ticket to the final, while Bangladesh has been eliminated. With a couple of Super Four matches remaining, Pakistan and Sri Lanka can still join India in the final. 

The five-match ODI series between South Africa and Australia is also heating up. The Aussies won the first two clashes, but the Proteas bounced back to make it 2-1 on Tuesday, claiming a memorable 111-run victory in Potchefstroom. 

So, who will win the fourth ODI at Lord’s on Friday? Read on to discover our England vs. New Zealand prediction. 

England vs. New Zealand Prediction – Fourth ODI 

The fourth and final ODI between England and New Zealand takes place at Lord’s on Friday. The hosts carry a 2-1 lead into the concluding match, but the Kiwis will be hopeful of leveling the series. 

New Zealand won the first match by eight wickets with 26 balls to spare, limiting England to 291 before reaching the target in the 45th over, with Daryl Mitchell (118*) and Devon Conway (111*) both notching unbeaten centuries in Cardiff. 

However, England has dominated the last two contests. Liam Livingstone smashed a 78-ball 95* as the hosts won by 79 runs in Southampton before Ben Stokes made history at the Oval last time out. 

England is priced at -250 to win Friday’s match and wrap up the series, while New Zealand is priced at +162 to spoil the party. Since England has totally dominated the previous two meetings, odds of -250 feel pretty generous. 

Sure, the Kiwis are capable of beating anyone on their day, but the English have found a seemingly unstoppable rhythm. What’s our England vs. New Zealand prediction? We’re backing the hosts to win the series 3-1. 

England vs. New Zealand Prediction (Fourth ODI): England to Win (-250) 

More Cricket Matches to Bet On This Week 

You will be pleased to learn that England vs. New Zealand is not the only cricket match you can bet on this week. In fact, there are lots of different events, leagues, and tournaments in full swing across the globe. 

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the biggest matches taking place this week, including odds for each match. If you enjoyed our England vs. New Zealand prediction, why not check out the following matches? 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 

  • Pakistan Women (+200) vs. South Africa Women (-334) 
  • England Women (-1400) vs. Sri Lanka Women (+550) 
  • Pakistan (-223) vs. Sri Lanka (+140) 
  • Kashi Rudras (+128) vs. Noida Super Kings (-162) 

We have action from the Asia Cup and Uttar Pradesh T20 league on Thursday, as well as a couple of women’s ODIs. Excluding the match between England Women and Sri Lanka Women, there is great value on offer here. 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 

  • Australia A (-334) vs. New Zealand A (+200) 
  • South Africa (+110) vs. Australia (-175) 
  • England (-250) vs. New Zealand (+162) 
  • India (-800) vs. Bangladesh (+400) 

On Friday, England takes on New Zealand, while South Africa faces Australia. There is also a clash between Australia A and New Zealand A to look forward to, in addition to the Asia Cup showdown between India and Bangladesh. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 

  • Leicestershire (+110) vs. Hampshire (-163) 

Saturday brings about the conclusion of the One-Day Cup over in the UK. Leicester and Hampshire will battle it out for the trophy at Trent Bridge, with the Hawks favored to defeat the Foxes in Nottingham. 

Be sure to keep an eye out for more cricket matches to bet on over the weekend. The Asia Cup final is scheduled for Sunday, but we won’t have odds for that clash until India discovers its opponent. 

At the end of the day, cricket is like no other sport on the planet. With hundreds of tournaments, leagues, and one-off matches taking place across the globe all year round, you will always find something to bet on. 

Ben Stokes' impressive fifty after his return England vs. New Zealand Prediction
England vs. New Zealand: Despite Ben Stokes’ impressive fifty after his return, the home team lost by eight wickets in the first ODI.

Lock In Your England vs. New Zealand Prediction 

We’re backing England to win the fourth and final ODI against New Zealand. If you like the look of our England vs. New Zealand prediction, lock in your bet now. Conversely, you can always back the Kiwis to upset the odds if you’ve got that hunch. 

Whichever side you’re backing, be sure to make your prediction and secure your pick before the match gets underway at 12:30 (BST) on Friday. 

We will be back with another installment of our Weekly Cricket Roundup in the coming days. Until then, lay down your England vs. New Zealand prediction, explore more cricket matches to bet on, and most importantly, enjoy the action!